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Screenshots of aircraft are used in a number of different ways by the simulator:
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[[File:Harrier-GR1 Splash.png|thumb|Older Harrier GR1 splash screen]]
# As thumbnails of aircraft within the launcher Aircraft page and on the website.
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# As a gallery of aircraft screenshots within the launcher Aircraft page, which the user can scroll through.
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# As a background to the launcher Summary page
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# As a "splash screen" while the simulator is loaded.
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Thumbnails must 171x128 jpgs, named "thumbnail.jpg" in the aircraft root directory.
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'''Splash srceens''' are used in a number of different ways by the simulator:
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* As thumbnails of aircraft within the launcher Aircraft page and on the website.
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* As a gallery of aircraft screenshots within the launcher Aircraft page, which the user can scroll through.
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* As a background to the launcher Summary page
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* As a "splash screen" while the simulator is loaded.
  
The other 3 uses use a common set of screenshots, defined in the aircraft -set.xml file under <previews>:
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== Using splash screens ==
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=== Thumbnails ===
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Thumbnails must be a 171 x 128 pixel JPEG file, named "thumbnail.jpg" in the aircraft root directory.
  
<nowiki>
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=== Launcher gallery and aircraft loading splash screens ===
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The other 3 uses use a common set of screenshots, defined in the [[Aircraft-set.xml]] file under <code><nowiki><previews></nowiki></code>:
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<syntaxhighlight lang="xml">
 
         <previews>
 
         <previews>
 
             <preview>
 
             <preview>
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             </preview>
 
             </preview>
 
         </previews>
 
         </previews>
</nowiki>
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</syntaxhighlight>
  
* <type> can be "cockpit", "exterior" or "detail"
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* <code><nowiki><type></nowiki></code> can be "cockpit", "exterior" or "detail"
*<path> is the path to the .jpg file
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* <code><nowiki><path></nowiki></code> is the path to the .jpg file
* <splash> is used to indicate whether the files should be used on the loading screen.
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* <code><nowiki><splash></nowiki></code> is used to indicate whether the files should be used on the loading screen.
  
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== Splash screen file requirements ==
 
File requirements are as follows:
 
File requirements are as follows:
 
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* 1024 x 768 pixel resolution (or at least these proportions - the constant increase in screen resolutions means that 1920x1080 is becoming more prevalent)
* 1024 x 768 resolution (or at least these proportions - the constant increase in screen resolutions means that 1920x1080 is becoming more prevalent)
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* No border, text or logo elements.  Information on the aircraft type and authors is added at run time by the simulator.
* no border, text or logo elements.  Information on the aircraft type and authors is added at runtime by the simulator.
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* Minimal post-processing is preferred, so it is a close representation of what the user can expect to see.
 
* Minimal post-processing is preferred, so it is a close representation of what the user can expect to see.
 
* Preferably only featuring standard scenery and aircraft, no other add-ons
 
* Preferably only featuring standard scenery and aircraft, no other add-ons
  
== See also ==
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== Related content ==
 
* [[Howto:Create custom splash screens]]
 
* [[Howto:Create custom splash screens]]
  
== References ==
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[[Category:FlightGear]]
{{Appendix}}
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Latest revision as of 00:26, 17 March 2020

Older Harrier GR1 splash screen

Splash srceens are used in a number of different ways by the simulator:

  • As thumbnails of aircraft within the launcher Aircraft page and on the website.
  • As a gallery of aircraft screenshots within the launcher Aircraft page, which the user can scroll through.
  • As a background to the launcher Summary page
  • As a "splash screen" while the simulator is loaded.

Using splash screens

Thumbnails

Thumbnails must be a 171 x 128 pixel JPEG file, named "thumbnail.jpg" in the aircraft root directory.

Launcher gallery and aircraft loading splash screens

The other 3 uses use a common set of screenshots, defined in the Aircraft-set.xml file under <previews>:

        <previews>
            <preview>
                <type>cockpit</type>
                <path>Previews/cockpit_c182t.jpg</path>
                <splash type="bool">true</splash>
            </preview>
            <preview>
                <type>exterior</type>
                <path>Previews/exterior1.jpg</path>
                <splash type="bool">true</splash>
            </preview>
            <preview>
                <type>exterior</type>
                <path>Previews/exterior2.jpg</path>
                <splash type="bool">true</splash>
            </preview>
        </previews>
  • <type> can be "cockpit", "exterior" or "detail"
  • <path> is the path to the .jpg file
  • <splash> is used to indicate whether the files should be used on the loading screen.

Splash screen file requirements

File requirements are as follows:

  • 1024 x 768 pixel resolution (or at least these proportions - the constant increase in screen resolutions means that 1920x1080 is becoming more prevalent)
  • No border, text or logo elements. Information on the aircraft type and authors is added at run time by the simulator.
  • Minimal post-processing is preferred, so it is a close representation of what the user can expect to see.
  • Preferably only featuring standard scenery and aircraft, no other add-ons

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